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on the table. the vice president's task force gets down to business bringing in the nra for the meeting. >>> responding to the backlash. brent musburger's bosses apologizing for his on air comments about the football star's beauty queen girlfriend. >>> balloon ride from hell. a camera is rolling as a wedding party's sky high tour takes a terrifying turn. they crashed. on their wedding day. good morning, welcome to "early start." happy to have you with us. >> it is january 9th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. and at the white house today, the national rifle association face to face on guns and gun control. actually that's tomorrow.nra confirming it will meet with vice president and its gun violence project tomorrow. but they don't sound excited about it. putting out a statement that reads we're sending a rep to hear what they have to say. listen to the response from the president's spokesman. >> we look forward to hearing from a variety of organizations and civic groups and others who have insights into this problem. >> if you're here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you. >> tprocess
president said he saw emerging consensus in some areas here. the nra said they were disappointed what is really going on here? >> that's right. that's essentially what we expected, the nra saying they wanted to come and listen to what the administration is talking about, but certainly the administration is looking for some tough guidelines here, to prevent violence in the future. so, some of the things that the vice president says has been emerging from the discussion. he pointed out these are not his recommendations, but what he's hearing from all of these meetings is, at the top of the list, universal background checks. not closing loopholes at sales, but universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity ammunition clips. these are two things that the vice president says has been emerging at the top of the list from the discussions he has been holding. but the nra obviously pushing back on this. clearly disappointed. disappointed, they said, by how these meetings have less to do with protecting the children and more to do with "the agenda, the attack on the second amendment, w
president biden and the nra, their much-hyped gun control sitdown, hours away. >> and hollywood's best waiting with anticipation. we are counting down to the academy award nominations. >> i can't wait. >> are you excited? >> i love the movies. sure. >> so do i. >> i think "argo" is the only one i want to see that got a lot of nominations. >> welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. we will start with the flu. it is spreading with a vengeance across the u.s. not only did the flu season get off to a really early start, cases are proving to be more severe than last year. the latest flu advisory says 41 states are dealing with widespread activity, more than 2,200 people are hospitalized. the hardest-hit states, pennsylvania and south carolina. each reporting 22 flu-related deaths. illinois now says they had six deaths. cases in south dakota spiked, almost doubling in the span of a week. it's so ban in boston, they declared a public health emergency. since october there have been 700 confirmed cases in boston, a rate ten times higher than last year. >> we've seen
? no more innocent loss of life? >> the nra, though, is vowing to fight any restrictions on guns. they don't believe that an assault weapons ban will be able to make it through congress, but nonetheless, the public out there seemingly on the side of what some of these lawmakers are pushing. an abc washington news/washington post poll say 58% support it, 39% oppose it. 51% support a ban on semi-automatic handgun, 46% oppose. on high-capacity clips, 65% support it. 32% oppose it. a lot of things they're trying to deal with. >> dan lothian at the white house. thank you very much. >>> about 18 minutes past the hour. right now let's get you updated on all the news this morning. after denial, lance armstrong has reportedly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. the interview will be broadcast on oprah's tv network on thursday. >> more controversy for troubled actress lindsay lohan. the 26-year-old is expected to be arraigned on charges of a car crash from last june when she was already on probation. she fired her long-time l.a. attorney who has managed somehow to keep her out of jail so
takes on the nra over the latest ad campaign. interesting words from the new jersey governor. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. 31 minutes past the hour. the past comes back to haunt lance armstrong, admitting he doped after years of denying it. in last night's no holds barred interview, he came clean, saying doped to win each of his seven tour de france titles, but at the time he didn't consider it cheating. >> i had this exercise -- i kept hearing, you know -- >> that you were a cheat. >> i'm a cheat, i'm a cheater. and i looked up the definition of cheat. >> yes. >> and the definition to cheat is to gain advantage on a rival or foe. i didn't feel it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> george howell in armstrong's home city of austin, texas. i got to tell you, looking up the word cheating and the way he described it, a lot of people had a problem with that. he described denial after denial as one big lie. >> reporter: zoraida, it was fascinating to listen to the interview, to listen to a person so many people have looked up t
association reportedly surging. the nra is touting some 250,000 new members and vowing to fight the president's plan saying their second amendment rights are under attack. dan lothian is following all these developments in washington. what's the latest? >> the white house sees these recommendations as a way to hopefully curb gun violence and some of these things the president has backed before such as a ban on assault weapons. the president shortly after the connecticut shootings came out in support of that. so that's expected to be in the president's plan. also pressing for a ban on those high capacity magazines with more than ten rounds. that's the important note here. the aim here is to cut down on the ability of a gunman to go in and release up to 30 rounds in a short period of time. in addition, the president will be pushing for universal background checks so that everyone who buys aunder questi goes a criminal or mental health check. in addition the president wants to request funds be available for mental health illnesst to make sure there's money there for those things to be treated an
the nra's way wayne lapierre. later on "early start," james johnson tells us why he joined the fight for tighter gun laws. that's at 6:30 eastern. >>> recent mass killings have put guns and gun control in the spotlight across the nation. the controversial issue pits two passionately believed arguments against each other, constitutionality and commonsense safety, but can there be a solution to america's gun problems? anderson cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "guns under fire" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c nshgcnn. >>> we are a few hours away over a capitol hill showdown over the man who could be our next secretary of defense. >>> plus the invasion of gnomes, and how they have people in one community taking sides. the great gnome showdown. [ mal] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor re
of the nra wayne lapierre had harsh words for president obama. he accused the president of attacking gun owners by proposing a federal gun registry and expanded background checks for anyone purchasing a gun. >> there's only two reasons for a federal list on gun owners. to either tax them or take them. that's the only reason. >> lapierre went on to criticize the president's inaugural speech seeing parts of it at an attack on the nra, the second amendment and gun owners themselves. though there was not a single mention of gun control in monday's speech. >> he did say the word newtown. >>> the disease that most likely played a role in the death of player respect difficult to define because it can't be diagnosed in living people. a new study out of ucla may have changed that. dr. sanjay gupta plains. >> reporter: when he was a backup quarterback in the nfl, wayne clark was lucky to call a play. or throw a pass. in fact he spent most of his time on the sidelines. >> so i didn't take the steady contacts that other players did. >> reporter: except for one game. one concussion in 1972. >> i went
for sporting or hunting purposes. that kind of make any difference with the nra? powerful gun lobby? here is their response to feinstein. senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fibsing our broken mental health system. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. >> thank you for that, paul. appreciate it. >>> coming up on "starting point," soledad will speak with richard feldman of the independent firearms owners association. >>> more angry threats from north korea overnight. they warn of what they call physical countermeasures against south korea if they directly participate in u.n. sanctions against the north. the statement calls seoul a puppet to the west and says the latest u.n. resolution is equivalent to a declaration of war. >>> rhode island could be the next state where same-sex couples could get married. house lawmaker as
of people are fighting for a ban on assault weapons. here's what the president of the nra said yesterday on cnn. i want you to listen to this. >> when a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. but i will say that likelihood is that they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> so stephen, as you work for the mayors against illegal guns, is that part of the platform? do you think that it actually has a chance? >> yeah, i do. certainly i do. you know, we saw exactly what assault weapons can do about a month ago in sandy hook. so i think lawmakers haven't forgotten that. i mean it's an important measure. i certainly think congress will give it the consideration that it deserves. >> stephen barton, lori haus, i thank you very much for joining us this morning. very quickly, lori, how is your daughter doing? >> she is doing fine and she's a teacher herself. she teaches 5-year-olds. so this hit home to her and my family and
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